I Want To Be Like Water

I want to be like water.

Water has a quiet power, an ever-realized presence, a sound with no force, an ability to move and be solid.

If I could be water I would slide through your cracks, inhibit your crevices and then become solid within them.

I would vaporize so that you could breathe me in and taste my smoke.


I can’t manipulate water; I am not graceful or flowing.

I am made of flesh and bone that refuses to adapt, refuses to recreate itself.

No matter how much I want it to.

No matter how much I want to become everything that you are.

This stubborn flesh hides my thoughts behind watery eyes, my tongue forbids my speech and again

I wish I were water.

That my words spilled out.

Truth be told I would love to witness their birth, these words.

For I myself don’t know their final form.

Sometimes I feel as though their sheer utterance may keep me from bursting.

I wonder if there is something wrong with me, possible glaring abnormalities, differences that I should be paying attention to.


The two of us.

we are a puzzle with half the pieces missing, as if we took them and shook them and dumped them in the river and now have decided to scour the world in search of their remnants.

They would have been warped by the river, and even if by some miracle we came upon them.

They would not be the things they once were.

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235 thoughts on “I Want To Be Like Water

  1. You have written the feelings so effortlessly and brought out the feelings of one’s obsession about another and the craving to possess all of it. Reblogged it in vinrama.wordpress.com hope you don’t mind :) thanks

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  2. Reblogged this on Scorpio Soul Search and commented:
    “No matter how much I want to become everything that you are”

    This poem by Miri Elm in ‘A Short conversation’ captures the essence of possessiveness and how much obsession to hold everything of the other person is desired, to an extent that can be considered crazy. Read and you will know


  3. Lovely poem 🙂
    Captivatiing from beginning to end…and so relatable…
    I’d never thought of water this way….yet I felt it every step of the way. Wow.

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  4. This is a beautiful poem! I love the second stanza, “If I could be water I would slide through your cracks, inhibit your crevices and then become solid within them.” We all have a need to be loved completely and wholly and consume others minds and hearts fully. It’s just as important to experience being filled this way by another person. It’s a part of living and experiencing life to its fullest in its greatest joy.

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    1. Thanks Theresa,
      Interestingly enough I looked at this more from an “obsession” angle rather than a true romantic love. But I always find it so cool to see how different people’s interpretations are from what I thought of when I wrote it, it’s the best part. :)

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  5. Never stop expressing yourself, it’s vital to a healthy emotional, mental, and spiritual self. Plus you do a wonderful job doing so. It’s very inspiring for others like myself 🍉

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  6. Actually, we are like water. We don’t have form, reasons; you see yourself different from how anybody sees you and which is different from how another person sees you. We are dynamic and I love it.

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  7. “I wish I were water.

    That my words spilled out.”

    Such lovely words, I could only wish I had written them :D

    I rarely follow blogs on WordPress, but your writing is just amazing. <3

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  8. Hi. I loved your style of writing. Your writing is actually like water. You blended your expressions so beautifully with the element. Your emotions flowed like water. It had the pain of a teardrop and the chill of ice too. Would love to read more. 😊

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  9. After reading this..I want to be water too! Awesome post…even 1000 likes are less..hope to see more..good luck👍💖👌👌👌

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